- Andrea Coote (LIB), since 2006. Previously MLC for Monash 1999-2006.
- David Davis (LIB), since 2006. Previously MLC for East Yarra 1996-2006.
- Jennifer Huppert (ALP), since 2009*.
- John Lenders (ALP), since 2006. Previously Member for Dandenong North 1999-2002, MLC for Waverley 2002-2006.
- Sue Pennicuik (GRN), since 2006.
*Huppert was elected to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Evan Thornley.
The Liberal Party holds six seats in Southern Metropolitan, while the ALP holds five seats. Out of the six Liberal seats, they are all held by margins between 7.6% and 12.3%. Malvern is the safest Liberal seat in Melbourne. The ALP seats’ margins range from 3.6% to 12.4%. In particular, the seats of Prahran and Burwood are held by margins of less than 4%.
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The Liberal Party is running David Davis, Andrea Coote and Adam Held. Sitting Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik is running for re-election.
The Liberal Party is the strongest party in Southern Metropolitan. The Greens are reasonably close to a quota, such that there is little chance of the Greens gaining a seat. No other minor party comes close to winning a seat.
The main contest in Southern Metropolitan will be over the second Labor seat. The Liberal Party’s two seats are very safe, as is the first Labor seat.
In 2006, second Labor candidate Evan Thornley won the final seat by a 1532-vote margin over the third Liberal candidate. This translated to approximately 0.42% of the vote. Assuming similar preference flows, the Liberal Party requires only a very small increase in their vote before they would win a third seat off the ALP.